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What to Expect During Oral Surgery Recovery

What to Expect During Oral Surgery Recovery

At one time oral surgery required a hospital stay. Today most patients have same-day procedures at facilities like Capital Oral & Facial Surgery Center and then recuperate at home. Advanced technology and powerful medications make it possible for doctors to perform surgeries like complex extractions, jaw surgery, and implantation at state-of-the-art clinics. At home recovery is usually quick and patients are given the instructions and medications to handle any discomfort.

Minor Bleeding Is Easily Controlled

Extractions are some of the most common surgical procedures performed at clinics and likely to cause bleeding once patients get home. It is normal to see some bleeding for about 24 hours after procedures. Patients are given gauze pads they can bite down on for an hour, to control bleeding. Once gauze is gently removed, bleeding generally stops. If it continues for longer than expected, patients are cautioned to contact their surgeon, who may advise … Read the rest